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Secondary Partnerships

WHAT IS SECONDARY PARTNERSHIPS?

The office of Secondary Partnerships at Metropolitan Community College support early college experiences for high school students by providing the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students can take advantage of several programs such as Career Academy, College Now!, Kickstart Online, Concurrent Enrollment and Gateway to College. 

Programs:

Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. Career Academy programs culminate in a career certificate or specialist diploma.

CollegeNOW! is designed for high school students to offer a jumpstart on their college education with half-price tuition. Students enroll into sections taught by MCC faculty on campus or online.

Kickstart Online (KSOI) is a series of MCC general education courses for high school students. KSOI courses count toward most MCC degrees, are transferable, and may count toward high school credit.

Concurrent Enrollment is a partnership between MCC and high school districts. Students earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending their scheduled course in the high school classroom.

Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit high school diploma completion program. The program serves students ages 16-20 years old who would like an educational setting that is individually tailored for student success.

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SECONDARY PARTNERSHIPS STAFF:

Jordan Pirtle, director of Secondary Partnerships and Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2380
Will Smith, assistant director Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2482
Theresa Banark, records associate, 531-MCC-2810
Sarah Hayden, associate, 531-MCC-2735
Jacquie Woods, associate, 531-MCC-2366
Kayla Gillian, concurrent enrollment navigator (Millard Public Schools), 531-MCC-2325 
Taylor Worden, concurrent enrollment navigator (Bellevue, Blair, Ralston, Springfield Platteview, & Westside) 531-MCC-4021
Brad Goodman, early career coordinator, 531-MCC-2546
Donna Neeman, resource specialist Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2484
Secondary Partnerships main line, 531-MCC-2213 

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships